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  • Champions League: Yaya Sanogo, Alexis Sanchez score as Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 36 minutes ago

    Yaya Sanogo ended his 15-month wait to score for Arsenal on Wednesday to help the London club beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 and qualify for the Champions League knockout phase for the 15th successive season. The 21-year-old striker, who has floundered since joining from his native France, netted only two minutes into...
  • Champions League: Ludogorets Razgrad hold Liverpool to 2-2 draw 49 minutes ago

    Ludogorets scored a late equaliser to hold Liverpool to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday that ended the home side's hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League. Dani Abalo opened the scoring for Ludogorets in the third minute, pouncing on the rebound after Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet failed to...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo goal lifts Real Madrid to 1-0 win against FC Basel in Champions League 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half goal helped Real Madrid beat FC Basel 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, and tie a club record with a 15th straight win. Ronaldo's 71st career Champions League goal, in his 108th match, also tied the old competition scoring record long held by Madrid great Raul Gonzalez. Both...
  • Pune seal first ever Champions Tennis League title with 27-23 win over Delhi 4 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis subdued world number 16 Kevin Anderson in the crucial men's singles as Pune Marathas lifted the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) trophy with a 27-23 victory over Delhi Dreams in the final on Wednesday. Anderson served big but Baghdatis used all his experience to nail...
  • Simon Mignolet still a weak link for Liverpool, says Bruce Grobbelaar 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet must take some of the blame for their indifferent start to the season, according to Anfield great Bruce Grobbelaar. Last season's Premier League runners-up have since sold top scorer Luis Suarez to Barcelona and clearly miss the goals scored by the prolific frontman and injury-hit Daniel Sturridge. But...
  • ISL: Slepicka brace helps FC Goa crush Kerala Blasters FC 3-0 6 hours 49 minutes ago

    Substitute Miroslav Slepicka scored a brace as FC Goa thrashed Kerala Blasters 3-0 to move to the third spot in the Indian Super League on Wednesday. After a barren first half, FC Goa scored through Slepicka (63th, 79th) and man of the match Andre Santos (69th). Goa could have won by a...
  • Arsene Wenger will turn Arsenal's fortunes around, says Aaron Ramsey 6 hours 51 minutes ago

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is adamant Arsene Wenger is still the right man to lead the club and believes the Frenchman should not be perturbed by criticism from the club's second-largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov. Russian billionaire Usmanov has voiced his concerns over Arsenal's worst start to a Premier League season after...
  • IPL COO Sundar Raman calls for security rethink on cricket pitch 10 hours 0 minutes ago

    Indian Premier League (IPL) chief operating officer Sundar Raman has called for a rethink on security on the cricket pitch following the critical head injury to Australian opener Phil Hughes. "I think there's lots of rethinking that needs to happen about bouncers, about protection, about general safety in cricket," said Raman...
  • Manuel Pellegrini revives Manchester City's Champions League spirits 10 hours 28 minutes ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, with his flagging side trailing 2-1 to Bayern Munich, gave his players a halftime pep talk that sparked a revival and kept their Champions League hopes alive. After Sergio Aguero had put City in front with a penalty following the dismissal of Bayern defender Mehdi Benatia...
  • As it happened: FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters FC, ISL Match 41 10 hours 37 minutes ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Having jumped to fourth spot after beating FC Pune City, FC Goa are now eyeing a victory against Kerala Blasters FC. Kerala Blasters were lucky to collect full points in their last match against Atletico de Kolkata. FC Goa coach Zico's...
  • It was a team effort, says Aguero of his hat-trick 12 hours 58 minutes ago

    Manchester: Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick in an important match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but he said it is the team effort that matters most. "It was very important to win. In the first half we tried to wait for them to attack and hit...
  • Bayern Munich eager to learn from late lapses against Manchester City: Guardiola 13 hours 1 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich's 3-2 loss at Manchester City on Tuesday could not have come at a better time for coach Pep Guardiola, who said his side would learn from the mistakes that led to a first defeat since August. Bayern had already secured top spot in Champions League Group E before their...
  • ISL: New Brazilian support staff joins Zico at FC Goa 13 hours 33 minutes ago

    After the resignation of Aussie assistant coach Arthur Papas on health grounds, the FC Goa support staff has been beefed up with the addition of three Brazilians on request of team manager Zico. Willian Gonsalves is the new physical trainer while Fernando Vannucci​ is the assistant coach and Miguel Habib is...
  • Fantastic to become the highest scorer, says Messi 14 hours 43 minutes ago

    Madrid: FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has said his record of becoming the highest scorer ever in the UEFA Champions League is a 'fantastic' achievement. Messi struck a hat-trick in Barcelona's 4-0 away win against APOEL Nicosia that lifted him to 74 goals, ahead of former Real Madrid star Raul Gonzalez...
  • More to come from Cavani and Ibrahimovic, says Laurent Blanc 16 hours 16 minutes ago

    Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored three goals between them in the 3-1 home win over Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League on Tuesday and coach Laurent Blanc said there was more to come. Uruguay striker Cavani, who has been under fire in France for his clumsiness in...
  • Champions League: Liverpool on brink of exit; Real Madrid play Basel 16 hours 39 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Wins have not come easy for Liverpool this season, neither at home in England or in the Champions League. But a win on Wednesday in Bulgaria against Ludogorets is exactly what the five-time European champions need to ensure they still have a chance to advance to the second round. Both Liverpool...
  • ISL: NorthEast United must finish in top four, says midfielder Do Dong-hyun 17 hours 10 minutes ago

    NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) midfielder, Do Dong-hyun feels that top four finish is a must for the team to feel good about its debut in the Indian Super League. NEUFC will take on table-toppers Chennaiyin FC on Wednesday and Do thinks that it's a very important tie and they need...
  • Hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero is special player, says Manchester City captain 17 hours 46 minutes ago

    Vincent Kompany hailed Sergio Aguero as Manchester City's "special player" after the Argentine's hat-trick earned a rousing 3-2 comeback win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday. The victory resuscitated City's hopes of qualifying for the last 16 ahead of their final Group E match against AS Roma. Should the...
  • Messi the 'greatest player of all time', says Barca coach 17 hours 52 minutes ago

    Lionel Messi was hailed as the best player ever by Barcelona coach Luis Enrique after setting a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals with a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia. "Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all time, football is the king of sports and he...
  • Real Madrid to field strongest team at Basel, says Carlo Ancelotti 18 hours 4 minutes ago

    Holders Real Madrid will field their strongest team at FC Basel in Wednesday's Champions League Group B clash despite having already qualified for the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Real, who have a maximum 12 points from four matches, need only to avoid a defeat of four goals...
  • Steven Gerrard criticism hugely unfair, says Brendan Rodgers 18 hours 12 minutes ago

    Under-fire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may not be enjoying his best spell of form but he is still "a top class player", manager Brendan Rodgers said ahead of their Champions League clash with Ludogorets. The 34-year-old midfielder has come in for particular criticism this season, with fans questioning whether it is...
  • Champions League: Problems growing for Dortmund as they face Arsenal; Galatasaray take on Anderlecht 18 hours 22 minutes ago

    London: Struggling at home but excelling in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund are headed to Arsenal on Wednesday. Dortmund, who have already qualified for the second round, will travel to London without forward Marco Reus, who is out with an ankle injury. Reus was hurt in the 2-2 draw with Paderborn...
  • ISL: FC Goa face Kerala Blasters FC with an eye on third spot 19 hours 17 minutes ago

    Margao: Having jumped to fourth spot after beating FC Pune City, FC Goa are now eyeing a victory against Kerala Blasters FC on Wednesday in the Hero Indian Super League at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Kerala Blasters were lucky to collect full points in their last match against Atletico de Kolkata...
  • Lionel Messi treble sets Champions League goals record 19 hours 29 minutes ago

    Nicosia: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals when he netted a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-0 Group F win at APOEL Nicosia. The Barca and Argentina captain surpassed the record of 71 he jointly held with former Real Madrid and Schalke 04 striker Raul when...
  • Champions League: Aguero scores hat-trick in Manchester City's 3-2 win over Bayern Munich 23 hours 36 minutes ago

    Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick - including two late goals - to inspire Manchester City to a 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, reviving the English champions' chances of reaching the knockout stage. Aguero, who put City ahead with a 21st-minute penalty that led...
  • Champions League: Record-breaker Messi nets treble as Barcelona down APOEL 4-0 Yesterday

    Lionel Messi added the Champions League career scoring record to the La Liga mark he set last weekend, getting his 28th Barcelona hat-trick in a 4-0 win Tuesday night at APOEL Nicosia. The 27-year-old Messi scored in the 38th, 58th and 87th minutes - all with his weaker right foot -...
  • Champions League: Terry, Drogba score as Chelsea crush Schalke 5-0 Yesterday

    Chelsea produced a footballing masterclass to romp to a 5-0 win at Schalke 04 on Tuesday to power into the last 16 of the Champions League and make it a miserable night for former coach Roberto Di Matteo. Captain John Terry headed in a corner after 78 seconds and Brazil midfielder...
  • Fights and controversies are part of every sport: Sourav Ganguly Yesterday

    Kolkata: Urging his team to put the tumultuous last few weeks behind, Atletico de Kolkata co-owner Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said that fights and controversies are part of every sport, adding that it's important to finish on a high. If poor refereeing decisions were not enough, reports of a rift between...
  • Diego Simeone likely to attend ISL semis: Utsav Parekh Yesterday

    Kolkata: Atletico De Kolkata co-owner Utsav Parekh said on Tuesday that Atletico Madrid's manager Diego Simeone is likely to attend the ISL semi-final if the city franchise makes the cut for the last four. "Diego Simeone is likely to attend the semifinals," he told media persons after the team's optional practice...
  • Sourav Ganguly to be with ISL franchise, will miss first 2 Tests Yesterday

    Kolkata: Struggling in the business end of the tournament, Atletico de Kolkata will be boosted by the presence of their team co-owner Sourav Ganguly as they make a bid to make the semifinals of the ongoing Indian Super League. The cricketer-turned-commentator Ganguly on Tuesday said he would give the first and...